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  1. #1
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    Default Horse buying, some translations for you

    Event Prospect = Big Fast Horse
    Dressage Prospect = Big Slow Horse
    Hack Prospect = Pretty Color
    Sporting Prospect = Short Fast Horse
    ... Camp Prospect = Fast Horse which can turn
    Endurance Prospect = Fast Horse which will turn sometimes
    Flashy = White Socks
    Attractive = Bay
    15.2hh = 14.3hhh
    16.2hh = 15.3hh
    To Loving Home = Only Expensive
    To Show Home Only = Very Expensive
    Needs Experienced Rider = Potentially Lethal
    Elegant = Thin
    In Good Condition = Foundered
    Free Moving = Bolts
    Quiet = Lame in Both Front Legs
    Dead Quiet = Lame in All Four Legs
    Good in Traffic (Bombproof) = Lame all Round, Deaf and Blind
    Loves Children = Kicks and Bites
    Pony Type = Small and Hairy
    Arab Type = Looks startled
    TB Type = Looks Terrified
    Quarter Horse Type = Fat
    Warmblood Type = Big and Hairy
    Draft Type = Big and Exceedingly Hairy
    Easy to Catch = Very Old
    Must Sell = Wife has left home and taking kids
    All Offers Considered = I am in Traction for 6 months
    Reluctant = Sale Comes with Title Deeds to Sydney Harbor bridge
    I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

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    The ones about 16.2h which are a lot shorter...I'm looking at pics of "16.2"h horses but the gal holding the horse, her chin is higher than said horse's withers...or that's one, tall chick. Actually, a lot of pics are similar. One Arab ad did say the gelding was 13.2, and he looks it, for once.
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    Packer = horse will be a packer in ten years after you spend that time teaching it to be a packer
    Sound = just got injections to the many joints with issues
    American/Canadian warmblood = not sure what it is



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    "Needs Experienced Rider" = Safe for George Morris only after you've loaded it with enough Ace to knock out a rhinoceros.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



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    Has seen hounds = Was found shivering with fright in the corner of his paddock after the hunt came through.
    I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

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    Pony Type = Small and Hairy
    Arab Type = Looks startled
    TB Type = Looks Terrified
    Quarter Horse Type = Fat
    Warmblood Type = Big and Hairy
    Draft Type = Big and Exceedingly Hairy



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    Jumps = clears the paddock fence every day with ease.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    "Has hunted" = taken on one hunt and jigged, cantered in place, snatched the rider for three miserable hours before being taken in ealy or asked to leave.



  9. #9
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    Black=seal brown

    I was flabbergasted when I went to buy my OTTB- they advertised him as 16.1, and he was ACTUALLY 16.1!!!



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    Sound = when not lame
    Quote Originally Posted by Coreene View Post
    The very sad merit badge earned by a true horsewoman: the one where she puts the horse before herself. The most gracious final reward any horse can hope for, and lucky are those horses who receive it.



  11. #11
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    hauls, clips, bathes = hauls butt at a good clip when you come near him with the hose....
    Quote Originally Posted by Mozart View Post
    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alagirl View Post
    hauls, clips, bathes = hauls butt at a good clip when you come near him with the hose....

    We SO do need that like button
    I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.

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    Likes dogs- but can't eat a full one.

    Horse Show Names Free name website with over 6200 names. Want to add? PM me!



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    "My 80 year old grandmother can ride this horse". Yeah, that's why granny isn't around anymore.......



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